#GroundsWeek 2022

  #GroundsWeek - 28 February – 6 March 2022

    #GroundsWeek - 28 February – 6 March 2022

    #GroundsWeek is an annual awareness week that highlights the vital role grounds staff and volunteers play in making sport possible and keeping green spaces accessible

#GroundsWeek 2022: 28 February - 6 March

The GMA’s #GroundsWeek is returning in 2022, from 28 February – 6 March 2022. In 2021, the campaign reached over 135 million people, secured support from 1,193 organisations and individuals, and generated over 3,000 mentions on social media

Research conducted by the GMA highlighted a severe recruitment gap the sector was facing, even before the pandemic hit. Now, more than ever, it’s encouraging people to join the sector and highlighting the vital role grounds staff play. While 32% of kids want to work in sport, the research found that only 5% understand roles like grounds management.

Grounds management is an exciting, unique opportunity to work or volunteer within sport, support local communities, work outdoors and keep the nation active through maintaining pitches and green spaces.

How to get involved in #GroundsWeek

  • Use the #GroundsWeek Toolkit to share social media posts and graphics in support of our message. A link will be shared in our February newsletter.
  • Share your story. You can produce a short video for social media and tag the GMA (@thegma_), or get in touch with us at communications@thegma.org.uk if you have an interesting story to tell about your career for our magazine.
  • Share our news story to help others understand benefits of working or volunteering in Groundscare, and tag a friend who you think would be interested.
  • Attend our webinar to find out how to kick-start your career, and where you can get support, funding or training.

Make sure you’re following us on social media for all the latest GMA updates on #GroundsWeek. You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Sign up for more information on #GroundsWeek and GMA activity by clicking here

If you’re interested in sponsoring #GroundsWeek, or supporting the week in other ways, please email communications@thegma.org.uk

Find out about our first #GroundsWeek campaign in March 2021 by clicking here 

A thank you to those supporting #GroundsWeek 2022: